Danielle has a wealth of experience across the general crime spectrum, having represented defendants charged with serious violence, the supply and production of drugs and firearms offences and has already undertaken work beyond her call. She is an advocate who can be relied upon completely and always delivers in an outstanding and detailed way.
Danielle is committed to providing high quality, accessible representation to children within the criminal justice system. She has an affable approach and is adept at explaining complex issues and arguments in a clear and simple way.
She has a wealth of experience in both the Youth and Crown Court, defending children who are charged with offences across the general crime spectrum. She has particular expertise in representing children who are the victims of modern slavery, especially those who have been exploited as part of county lines drug dealing.
Danielle also sits on JUSTICE’s racial disparity in the Youth Justice system working party and is a contributing author to the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s legal updates.
Danielle has extensive experience of representing individuals charged with criminal offences arising out of protests, including but not limited to the Extinction Rebellion uprisings, the Stop the Arms Fair campaign and the Black Lives Matter movement. She is committed to upholding convention rights and holding the state and police to account.
Danielle is also a committee member of ‘Black Protest Legal Support’ (‘BPLS’) which was formed following the death of George Floyd in America, and has been responsible for training and co-ordinating over 100 barristers and solicitors as Legal Observers.
Danielle also contributed to a recent piece for British Vogue which outlined legal rights whilst protesting.
Danielle is currently developing expertise in representing bereaved families in inquests and inquiries and has a marked interest in cases concerning deaths in prison and police custody. Her experience as a criminal practitioner means she is particularly well placed to navigate the legal issues that arise in cases of this nature and in presenting matters before a jury.